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Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
– Jean Cocteau
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
– Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
– Emily Dickinson
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…
– T. S. Eliot
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
– Allen Ginsberg
Poetry is our heart, our spirit, our soul. Call it whatever; without it, everything else is nothing but hardware.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
– Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
– Joseph Roux
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
– David Hare
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
– Christopher Fry
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
– Lord Byron
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
– William Wordsworth
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
– Edward Hubbell Chaplin
Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul.
– Henrik Ibsen, Norweigen Playwright
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is what is lost in translation.
– Robert Frost
Poetry isn't an activity, it's a way life is lived.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
– W. H. Auden
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
– Denis Diderot
Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
– M. C. Richards
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.
– William E. Channing
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
– John Keats
Poetry the best words in the best order.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
– Shelley, incomplete, poets

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